Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics odds, picks and prediction

Skip Snow
Sportsbook Wire

The Seattle Mariners (81-69) and Oakland Athletics (82-68) meet Tuesday to continue a four-game AL West series at Oakland Coliseum. First pitch is slated for at 9:40 p.m. ET. Let's analyze the lines around the Mariners vs. Athleticsodds with MLB picks and predictions.

LHP Marco Gonzales is the projected starting pitcher for the Mariners. He is 8-5 with a 4.05 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 6.9 K/9, and 2.6 BB/9 across 124 1/3 IP through 22 starts.

  • Current Oakland batters own an aggregate .774 OPS against him.
  • Coming off making a season-high 110 pitches in his last start (3 ER over 6 IP against the Boston Red Sox).
  • Owns a second-half ERA of 2.53 through 11 starts.

RHP Paul Blackburn is the projected starting pitcher for the Athletics. Blackburn is 1-2 with a 4.94 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, 5.9 K/9, and 2.3 BB/9 over 27 1/3 IP across six starts.

  • Has been hindered by a .341 batting average on balls in play.
  • Has allowed 2 or fewer earned runs in three of his last five starts. That includes an Aug. 23 turn against Seattle (5 2/3 IP, 2 ER).

Mariners at Athletics odds, lines, picks and prediction

MLB odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports for a full list. Odds last updated at 4:27 p.m. ET.

  • Money line: Mariners +115 (bet $100 to win $115) | Athletics -140 (bet $140 to win $100)
  • Against the spread/ATS: Mariners +1.5 (-180) | Athletics -1.5 (+145)
  • Over/Under: 8.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)

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Prediction

Athletics 5, Mariners 3

Money line (ML)

The Mariners are continuing with a road trip that opened by taking two of three games at Kansas City over the weekend. In a stretch that includes Seattle sweeping a two-game set at Oakland Aug. 23-24 and taking Monday's series opener 4-2 the Mariners are 13-5 over their last 18 road games.

The Athletics were 12-8 over their previous 20 games before dropping Monday's opener.

Seattle holds a 9-4 lead in the season series, but the A's are a solid play with the way they've hit Gonzales. TAKE OAKLAND (-140).

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Run line/Against the spread (ATS)

The risk here is well-rewarded, and the A's have notched solid offensive numbers of late (.748 OPS in September).

BACK the ATHLETICS -1.5 (+145).

Over/Under (O/U)

The Under was a solid winning play on Monday. There are a few cross signals for this one, though. A batter's breeze (which hurts Gonzales as a fly-ball pitcher) is added to the mix. PASS.

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